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dc.contributor.authorGhani, Ejaz
dc.contributor.authorGoswami, Arti Grover
dc.contributor.authorKerr, William Robert
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-23T16:09:59Z
dc.date.issued2013-01-23
dc.identifier.citationGhani, Ejaz, Arti Grover Goswami, and William R. Kerr. "Highway to Success: The Impact of the Golden Quadrilateral Project for the Location and Performance of Indian Manufacturing." Harvard Business School Working Paper, No. 13–040, November 2012. (NBER Working Paper Series, No. 18524, November 2012.)en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:10208238
dc.description.abstractWe investigate the impact of the Golden Quadrilateral (GQ) highway project on the Indian organized manufacturing sector using enterprise data. The GQ project upgraded the quality and width of 5,846 km of roads in India. We use a difference-in-difference estimation strategy to compare non-nodal districts based upon their distance from the highway system. We find several positive effects for non-nodal districts located 0-10 km from GQ that are not present in districts 10-50 km away, most notably higher entry rates and increases in plant productivity. These results are not present for districts located on another major highway system, the North-South East-West corridor (NS-EW). Improvements for portions of the NS-EW system were planned to occur at the same time as GQ but were subsequently delayed. Additional tests show that the GQ project’s effect operates in part through a stronger sorting of land-intensive industries from nodal districts to non-nodal districts located on the GQ network. The GQ upgrades further helped spread economic activity to moderate-density districts and intermediate cities.en_US
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dash.licenseOAP
dc.subjectHighwaysen_US
dc.subjectroadsen_US
dc.subjectinfrastructureen_US
dc.subjectIndiaen_US
dc.subjectdevelopmenten_US
dc.subjectmanufacturingen_US
dc.subjectdensityen_US
dc.subjectrenten_US
dc.titleHighway to Success: The Impact of the Golden Quadrilateral Project for the Location and Performance of Indian Manufacturingen_US
dc.typeResearch Paper or Reporten_US
dc.description.versionAuthor's Originalen_US
dc.relation.journalHarvard Business School working paper # 13-040en_US
dash.depositing.authorKerr, William Robert
dc.date.available2013-01-23T16:09:59Z
dash.contributor.affiliatedKerr, William


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